Controversy Trails Kwara Rep Aspirant, Sola Idiagbon, Over Family Name


Lagos Big Boy , Sola Jimmy Idiagbon  who is a house of reps aspirant for Ilorin East/Ilorin South federal constituency, was made to be in the hot seat last week  Friday as the son of the late fiery General Tunde Idiagbon, Kunle  questioned his link with the family and warned him against using his father’s name for political gains.


Adekunle who said he has petitioned the Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fofowora Bolaji; the Independent National Electoral Commission and the state APC about the alleged false claims told journalists that Sola does not belong to the family


“The said Abdulwaheed, who calls himself Jimmy even bragged that the legacy of late Major-General Babatunde Idiagbon would help him win in the 2019 general elections among other false and unguarded utterances. It is pertinent to assert that Abdulwaheed/Jimmy’s claim as the son of the late Major-General Babatunde Idiagbon is false. Abdulwaheed who also calls himself Jimmy is not, has never been, and will never be the son of late Major-General Babatunde Idiagbon, let alone a member of the family. All the  members of the family of late Major General Babatunde Idiagbon are  aggrieved and embarrassed by the  false claims  and we have commenced immediate steps within the precinct of the law to bring Abdulwaheed/Jimmy to book’ he said.


Not one to be caught napping, Alhaji Shehu Bashir who is the Director-General of AbdulWaheed Olushola Idiagbon Campaign Organization  in his reaction stated that Abdulwaheed never claimed to be the  biological son of the late Major-General. ‘The attention of Hon. Abdulwaheed Olushola Jimoh Idiagbon Campaign Organisation has been drawn to a purported rebuttal by a certain individual to the extent that the said individual, in reaction to a news report previously published in the  dailies, that Hon. Idiagbon is not the biological son of the most respected late General Tunde Idiagbon. While, we take no serious reaction on the said refutal, it is important to let the public know that there was no such time Mr. Shola Idiagbon ever claimed to be Gen.

Tunde Idiagbon’s biological son. It is the understanding of the Campaign that the error was made in the news report. However, it is important to state that the name Idiagbon is a family cognomen, borne by every indigene of the compound, which Hon. Idiagbon also biologically belongs to, with pride and honour. Our most revered late Gen. Idiagbon also bore this name with pride and we are proud to have him anytime, anyday. This clarification has become necessary in order to properly guide the general public.”

Kunle Idiagbon
Sola Jimmy Idiagbon